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My long clubs look like this:

three_long_clubs_dists.jpeg

Can you bend a Titleist U500? Like, could I bend it down to 16˚ or even 15.5˚, or up to 18.5˚ and then add a club to fill the gap?

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Yes, 

I have had 2 U500s and the 3 iron was a degree weak off of spec so it had to be adjusted. You need to have them checked before you assume they are correct and then go from there. The 4 iron that I kept was fine. 

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16 hours ago, mdl said:

My long clubs look like this:

three_long_clubs_dists.jpeg

Can you bend a Titleist U500? Like, could I bend it down to 16˚ or even 15.5˚, or up to 18.5˚ and then add a club to fill the gap?

This may be a dumb question. But it looks like you carry a 2 iron and a 4 iron. Wouldn't a 3 iron fill the gap without bending anything?

Or are you trying to get the distance up on your 2 iron so that it's closer to your driver distance? 

My bag is an ever-changing combination of clubs. 

A mix I am forever tinkering with. 

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5 hours ago, ChetlovesMer said:

This may be a dumb question. But it looks like you carry a 2 iron and a 4 iron. Wouldn't a 3 iron fill the gap without bending anything?

Or are you trying to get the distance up on your 2 iron so that it's closer to your driver distance? 

The latter. I'd hope fore something like

  • 4i: 210-215
  • 3i: 235-240
  • 2i: 260-265
  • Dr: 300+

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5 hours ago, mdl said:

The latter. I'd hope fore something like

  • 4i: 210-215
  • 3i: 235-240
  • 2i: 260-265
  • Dr: 300+

The current year model (U-505) has a 16 degree option that is basically a 1-iron.  I'm not sure if this information helps you though.

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15 hours ago, mdl said:

The latter. I'd hope fore something like

  • 4i: 210-215
  • 3i: 235-240
  • 2i: 260-265
  • Dr: 300+

It looks like you are pretty close to being there. Just add the 3-iron and then you can bend the 2 iron one degree. 
The U500 can certainly be bent one degree without issue. 

You can order them direct from Titleist bent up to 2 degrees. But if you were planning on bending 2 degrees. I'm not sure why you wouldn't just get a 1 iron which is already 2 degrees stronger than the 2 iron. 

Personally, I'm never a fan of bending a club stronger. I would always rather bend a club weaker. Rather than bending an 18 degree 2-iron to 17 degrees. I'd much rather bend a 16 degree 1-iron weaker to get to 17 degrees. In my opinion the turf interaction is better when bending a club weaker than when bending a club stronger. ... But that's just my opinion. Either way, it can be done. 

By the way, the rest of us mortals use a 3 wood and still can't get anywhere near that distance. For me a 265 club is a 7 or 8-iron followed by a gap wedge. 👍😁👍

My bag is an ever-changing combination of clubs. 

A mix I am forever tinkering with. 

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44 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Personally, I'm never a fan of bending a club stronger. I would always rather bend a club weaker. Rather than bending an 18 degree 2-iron to 17 degrees. I'd much rather bend a 16 degree 1-iron weaker to get to 17 degrees. In my opinion the turf interaction is better when bending a club weaker than when bending a club stronger.

That’s because you’re adding bounce instead of losing it.

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1 minute ago, billchao said:

That’s because you’re adding bounce instead of losing it.

You are correct, sir. 

My bag is an ever-changing combination of clubs. 

A mix I am forever tinkering with. 

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On 8/9/2022 at 8:25 PM, Shindig said:

The current year model (U-505) has a 16 degree option that is basically a 1-iron.  I'm not sure if this information helps you though.

Interesting. Thanks for the info!

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